Subject: Re: arc4random(9)
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/29/2002 07:53:21
>> > arc4random(9) is stirred by rnd(4) number source. so it is not just
>> > another pseudorandom number mechanism, it fills the hole between
>> > /dev/random and truely-crappy random().
>What does "better than random() but not as good as /dev/urandom" *mean*?
you missed one point - better than random() but not as good as
*/dev/random*. i have no comparison results between /dev/urandom
and arc4random (if any of you do, please send me one), but my
impression is that arc4random is better in entropy-starved situation.